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Old 10-08-2017, 03:09 PM   #1
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These 10 companies control everything you buy

This is not intended as any sort of political statement. The article features a graphic of the product brands owned by these 10 companies that I found interesting and surprising, in some instances. Thought some here might be interested, too.
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10 companies control the food industry - Business Insider
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Interesting graphic and I was pleasantly surprised that only a little of what we purchase is in any of the blocks.
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Old 10-08-2017, 03:44 PM   #3
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This is not intended as any sort of political statement. 10 companies control the food industry - Business Insider
Nor is this.
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Nor is this.
An article with the web address "lobbying-politics-dietary-guidelines" is not intended to be political? What is your point in posting it then?
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An article with the web address "lobbying-politics-dietary-guidelines" is not intended to be political? What is your point in posting it then?
I tried unsuccessfully to delete the post, before reading this. My point was just to reinforce yours.
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Old 10-08-2017, 06:56 PM   #6
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Both of those articles are interesting, as well as sad. So many huge nutritional decisions made by so very few people. All the more reason to buy local, even though some of the locals still have to rely on the big guys.

Speaking of big guys, I'm surprised that Smuckers wasn't on the graph, too. They seem to be represented by more labels than General Foods, for one.

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So many huge nutritional decisions made by so very few people.
Only if you allow it. Even when I was working we never relied too much on convenience foods. However, there is no escaping it in the modern world, especially when both are working.
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I know that, and you know that, tenspeed. I use very few convenience foods. However, the people who live in nutritional deserts, or who have limited knowledge about nutrition, as the people that are getting the dirty end of the stick.

I'm lucky in that we're back home in OH twice a year. I have easy access to Amish bulk stores. Most of what they offer are items you would find in the "health food" stores, or boutique grocery stores, but to the Amish they are just the basics of life. I can buy flour made from heritage grains that have a fast turnover (hence, fresh product) for the same price as King Arthur or Gold Medal.
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So what’s the real life implication of this?
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So what’s the real life implication of this?
Concentrating more and more economic influence into the hands of fewer and fewer people results in fewer and fewer people reaping the benefits of more and more of the economy. Furthermore, it perpetuates and stimulates its own feedback loop.
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